Hip and Knee Operative Patient Education

Whether you’re scheduled for surgery or interested in learning more about the patient journey, the videos and papers below will help you understand more about what’s expected before and after surgery.

Watch:

Preoperative Patient Education Class

Preoperative Patient Education for Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Preoperative Patient Education for Laminectomy/Discectomy

Post-operative Total Hip Arthroplasty video – Learn about expected mobility and how to handle day-to-day activities after total hip replacement

Post-operative Total Knee Replacement video – Learn about expected mobility and how to handle day-to-day activities after total knee replacement

Post-operative Spine Surgery – log rolling – Learn the best technique to get in and out of bed after spine surgery to avoid twisting and bending (new)

What You Need to Know about Anticoagulant Therapy Video – Gregory Piazza, MD, discusses what patients need to know when taking anticoagulants or blood thinners.

Listen:

Anticoagulation Audio File

Download:

Top Ten Things to Know Before Spine Surgery

What to Bring to the Hospital – Instructions

A Guide to Taking Warfarin

We hope you have found this information helpful. If you have questions or need further clarification please contact:

Mary Anne Murphy Kenyon, MPH, MS, RN, ONC
Nursing Director – Tower 16AB
Orthopaedic Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(617) 732-6685
mkenyon@bwh.harvard.edu

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